Patents by Inventor Giuseppe Grasso

Giuseppe Grasso has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11458933
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cleaning device intended for spraying at least one fluid onto a surface to be cleaned of a motor vehicle, such as an optical sensor of an optical detection system, which comprises at least one conveyor body (8) inside of which a distribution duct (11) is arranged and which includes, at the terminal distribution portion (36) thereof, a fluid distribution element (9) in which at least one cleaning fluid spray nozzle (10) is formed, the distribution element (9) including a distribution channel (12) in fluid connection with the distribution duct (11) arranged in the conveyor body (8) and with the spray nozzle (10). According to the invention, the cleaning fluid distribution element (9) is made up of two portions (16, 17): a first portion (16) including a base (16a) of the distribution element (9) attached to the conveyor body (8) and a second portion (17) including a cover (17a) urged against the first portion (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Giuseppe Grasso, Grégory Kolanowski, Philippe Picot, Marcel Trebouet, Jordan Vieille
  • Publication number: 20220253037
    Abstract: A monitoring apparatus for the identification of anomalies and degradation paths in a machine tool is disclosed. The monitoring apparatus includes a control system interfaceable with a machine tool and configured for making the machine tool execute a predetermined cycle of operations; a recording system interfaceable with a plurality of sensors in the machine tool, wherein the recording system is configured for collecting operation data of machine tool during the predetermined cycle of operations; and an analysis system configured for receiving the operation data and for executing a statistical and data mining analysis on the operation data, comparing a pattern of the operation data with a predetermined pattern, for identifying any anomalies and degradation paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicants: POLITECNICO Dl MILANO, MACHINING CENTERS MANUFACTURING S.P.A. OPPURE MCM S.P.A.
    Inventors: Bianca Maria COLOSIMO, Marco Luigi Giuseppe GRASSO, Giuseppe FOGLIAZZA
  • Patent number: 11305737
    Abstract: A cleaning device (100), intended to spray at least one fluid towards a surface to be cleaned of a motor vehicle, such as an optical surface of a sensor of an optical detection system, said cleaning device comprising at least one conveying body (1) and a delivery ramp (2) for delivering one or more cleaning and/or drying fluids, and attachment means (101) for attaching a connecting portion (20) of the delivery ramp (2) to an end of the conveying body (1). The attachment means (101) comprise an elastic interlocking assembly (102) and a foolproofing assembly (103) formed respectively by elements carried by the conveying body (1) and complementary elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Maxime Baudouin, Giuseppe Grasso, Grégory Kolanowski, Thibaud Passerieux, Philippe Picot, Jordan Vieille
  • Publication number: 20220016709
    Abstract: A device for removing flaws in situ during the additive molding of metal parts forms the subject of the invention. The device comprises: a hopper adapted to contain metal powder; a printing platform, sliding along an axis; a metal powder releasing device, to allow the powder to fall from the hopper onto the printing platform; a doctor blade for distributing the powder onto the printing platform, forming a bed of powder; a laser source and associated laser beam scanning system, for selectively melting the bed of powder; a grinder for removing flawed layers and a monitoring system, configured to detect possible flaws in the layers, wherein said monitoring system is connected to an electronic control unit, configured to activate the aforesaid grinder in order to remove the flaws detected by the monitoring system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: POLITECNICO DI MILANO
    Inventors: Bianca Maria COLOSIMO, Barbara PREVITALI, Marco Luigi Giuseppe GRASSO, Ali Gokhan DEMIR, Eligio Gianni GROSSI
  • Patent number: 11142169
    Abstract: A detection system (1) intended to equip a motor vehicle comprises at least one optical sensor (2) delimited by at least one curved optical surface (20). It also comprises at least one cleaning device (3) for cleaning the optical surface (20) that comprises a delivery ramp (4) for delivering at least one cleaning and/or drying fluid. According to the invention, the delivery ramp (4) has a curved shape, the curvature (C?) of which is substantially equal to the curvature (C) of at least a portion (201, 202) of the optical surface (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Maxime Baudouin, Giuseppe Grasso, Grégory Kolanowski, Thibaud Passerieux, Philippe Picot, Jordan Vieille
  • Patent number: 11124160
    Abstract: A telescopic cleaning device, for a glass surface to be cleaned of a motor vehicle, includes at least one hollow conveying body (5) for the cleaning fluid, closed at an upstream end by an inlet flange (12) and accommodating a movable piston (8) which is configured so as to slide in said hollow conveying body (5). The hollow conveying body additionally accommodates a rod (14) which extends jutting out from the inlet flange and around which the movable piston is capable of sliding, the movable piston and the rod being configured so as to allow the fluid to flow between them from the inlet flange to the distribution element. A heating element (22) is arranged on the rod (14), between said rod and the movable piston (8), such that the fluid flowing between the rod and the movable piston is set to flow in contact with the heating element (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Philippe Picot, Jordan Vieille, Sébastien Rollet, Grégory Kolanowski, Giuseppe Grasso, Xavier Bousset, Maxime Baudouin
  • Publication number: 20210284101
    Abstract: The cleaning device according to the invention comprises at least one fluid inlet and distribution device (D) into which a cleaning fluid and a drying fluid are selectively injected from an inlet nozzle (110, 111) specific to each fluid. Said inlet and distribution device (D) includes separate distribution channels (21, 22) for distributing the cleaning fluid and the drying fluid, respectively, and separate conveying units (112, 114, 21; 113, 22) for conveying each of the fluids from the respective inlet nozzle thereof (110, 111) to the respective distribution channel thereof (21, 22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Giuseppe Grasso, Grégory Kolanowski, Marcel Trebouet
  • Publication number: 20210276514
    Abstract: A cleaning device (100), intended to spray at least one fluid towards a surface to be cleaned of a motor vehicle, such as an optical surface of a sensor of an optical detection system, said cleaning device comprising at least one conveying body (1) and a delivery ramp (2) for delivering one or more cleaning and/or drying fluids, and attachment means (101) for attaching a connecting portion (20) of the delivery ramp (2) to an end of the conveying body (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Maxime Baudouin, Giuseppe Grasso, Grégory Kolanowski, Thibaud Passerieux, Philippe Picot, Jordan Vieille
  • Patent number: 11079592
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device 3 for protecting an optical sensor 13 for an automotive vehicle that is intended to be attached to the optical sensor, characterized in that the device includes:—a transparent optical element 9 exhibiting rotational symmetry and being rotatably mounted about an axis of rotation, configured to be positioned upstream of the optical sensor 13 so that the axis of rotation of the optical element 9 is merged with the optical axis 15 of the optical sensor 13; and—an actuator 5 that is coupled to the optical element 9 so as to rotate the optical element 9 in order to allow soiling to be removed by a centrifugal effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Frédéric Bretagnol, Giuseppe Grasso, Grégory Kolanowski, Marcel Trebouet
  • Patent number: 10988118
    Abstract: In a device (100) for rapid fixing of a cleaning and/or drying fluid transporting body (6) of a telescopic cleaning device (3) on a support plate (8) for an optical sensor (2) of an optical detection system of a motor vehicle (1), the support plate (8) includes a positioning and orientating interface (12) for a first end (14) of the fluid transporting body (6) and a second locking interface (13, 13?) for a second end (15) of the fluid transporting body (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Philippe Picot, Sébastien Rollet, Jordan Vieille, Giuseppe Grasso
  • Patent number: 10981545
    Abstract: A telescopic cleaning device is intended for projecting at least one cleaning and/or drying fluid onto a glass surface to be cleaned of a motor vehicle, such as an optical surface of an optical sensor of an optical detection system. The cleaning device includes at least one fluid distribution element, rendered movable, along an axis of elongation (X) and at the end of a movable piston between a retracted first position and an extended second position for cleaning and/or drying. The fluid distribution element comprises a distribution bar (4) inside which a fluid distribution channel (56) extends and the distribution bar is equipped with a heating device (60) integrated at least in part into the distribution bar in order to heat the fluid passing through said distribution channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Philippe Picot, Jordan Vieille, Sébastien Rollet, Grégory Kolanowski, Giuseppe Grasso, Xavier Bousset, Maxime Baudouin
  • Patent number: 10953855
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (3) for protecting an optical sensor (13) for a motor vehicle. According to the invention, the protection device (3) comprises: a housing (4) which is mounted in such a way that it rotates about a rotational axis (A1) and has a receiving element (19) designed to receive the optical sensor (13) such that the optical axis (15) of the optical sensor (13) merges with the rotational axis (A1), a transparent optical element (9) constrained to rotate with the housing (4) and designed to be arranged in front of the housing (4) facing the road and such that it is centred in relation to the optical sensor (13), and an actuator (5) for rotating the housing (4), so as to clean said optical element (9) by means of a centrifugal effect. The invention also relates to a driving assistance system (1) corresponding in this way to a cleaning method implementing such a protection device (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Frédéric Bretagnol, Giuseppe Grasso, Grégory Kolanowski, Marcel Trebouet
  • Patent number: 10919501
    Abstract: A telescopic cleaning device, for a glass surface to be cleaned of a motor vehicle, includes at least one hollow conveying body (5) for the cleaning fluid, closed at an upstream end by an inlet flange (12) and accommodating a movable piston (8) which is configured so as to slide in said hollow conveying body (5). The hollow conveying body (5) additionally accommodates a rod (14) which extends jutting out from the inlet flange and around which the movable piston is capable of sliding, the movable piston and/or the rod being configured so as to allow the fluid to flow between them from the inlet flange to the distribution element. The rod comprises a heating device (22), which comprises at least one heating element (24) extending in the interior of a heat conducting tube (26), along the axis of elongation (X) of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Philippe Picot, Jordan Vieille, Sébastien Rollet, Grégory Kolanowski, Giuseppe Grasso, Xavier Bousset, Maxime Baudouin
  • Patent number: 10843668
    Abstract: The invention concerns a protection device (3) for protecting an optical sensor (13) for a motor vehicle. According to the invention, the protection device (3) comprises: —a transparent optical element (9) mounted rotatably movable about an axis of rotation (A1), configured to be arranged upstream from an optical unit (14) of the optical sensor (13) such that the axis of rotation (A1) of same coincides with the optical axis (15), and —a motor (5) comprising a rotary shaft (51) configured to rotate about an axis of rotation (A2), and configured to rotate said optical element (9) such that the axis of rotation (A1) of said optical element (9) further coincides with the axis of rotation (A2) of the rotary shaft (51) of the motor (5). The invention also concerns a corresponding driver assistance system (1) and a cleaning method implementing such a protection device (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Frédéric Bretagnol, Giuseppe Grasso, Grégory Kolanowski, Marcel Trebouet
  • Patent number: 10780863
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cap (17) which is configured to be assembled with a terminal segment (9) of a windscreen wiper arm (5) which is configured to be connected to a windscreen wiper (3), said terminal segment (19having a longitudinal end (11) bearing a transverse pin (13) which is configured to define a pivot axis of the windscreen wiper (3), the cap (17) comprising: an upper part (171) which is configured to cover the terminal segment (9) of the windscreen wiper arm (5) in the assembled state of the cap (17) on said terminal segment (9), a lower part (173), and at least one fixing means (23) which is configured to cooperate with the transverse pin (13). According to the invention, the lower part (173) of the cap (17) comprises at least one support means (19) which is produced integrally with the cap (17) and which is configured to cooperate with the terminal segment (9) of the windscreen wiper arm (5) for the assembly of the cap (17) with the terminal segment (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Giuseppe Grasso, Guillaume Barret
  • Patent number: 10768412
    Abstract: A device for an optical sensor for a motor vehicle and a corresponding driver-assistance system are disclosed. The optical sensor includes an optic. The device includes a housing that is mounted so as to be able to rotate around an axis of rotation and that has a compartment that is configured to accommodate the optical sensor, and an optical element that is securely fastened to the housing. The optical element has at least one planar surface that is configured to be placed in the field of view of the optical sensor. The device also includes and an actuator that is coupled to the housing in order to drive the housing and the optical element to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Marcel Trebouet, Frédéric Bretagnol, Giuseppe Grasso, Frederic Gossele, Denis Garnier, Nicolas Pinchon
  • Publication number: 20200254979
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (3) for protecting an optical sensor (13) for a motor vehicle. According to the invention, the protection device (3) comprises: a housing (4) which is mounted in such a way that it rotates about a rotational axis (A1) and has a receiving element (19) designed to receive the optical sensor (13) such that the optical axis (15) of the optical sensor (13) merges with the rotational axis (A1), a transparent optical element (9) constrained to rotate with the housing (4) and designed to be arranged in front of the housing (4) facing the road and such that it is centred in relation to the optical sensor (13), and an actuator (5) for rotating the housing (4), so as to clean said optical element (9) by means of a centrifugal effect. The invention also relates to a driving assistance system (1) corresponding in this way to a cleaning method implementing such a protection device (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Frédéric Bretagnol, Giuseppe Grasso, Grégory Kolanowski, Marcel Trebouet
  • Patent number: 10730449
    Abstract: A device for protecting an optical sensor of a driver-assistance system for a motor vehicle, a corresponding driver-assistance system and a corresponding assembling process are disclosed. The optical sensor includes an optic and two assembled separate subassemblies. A first subassembly is mounted so as to be able to rotate about an axis of rotation and includes a housing that is configured to at least partially receive the optical sensor and an optical element that is configured to be placed upstream of the optic of the optical sensor. A second subassembly includes an actuator that is configured to drive the first subassembly to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Systémes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Marcel Trebouet, Frédéric Bretagnol, Giuseppe Grasso
  • Patent number: 10703343
    Abstract: A cleaning device, intended to spray at least one fluid towards a surface to be cleaned of a motor vehicle, such as an optical sensor of an optical detection system, comprises at least one fluid intake and distribution device (D) into which are selectively admitted a cleaning fluid and a drying fluid through two distinct sets of runs from an intake end-fitting (110, 111) specific to each fluid. According to the invention, a blocking element (5) is provided in the intake and distribution device (D). This blocking element is movable between a first position of blocking of the set of runs for a cleaning fluid and a second position of clearing of this set of runs for a cleaning fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Giuseppe Grasso, Marcel Trebouet
  • Patent number: 10682987
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a device (1) for cleaning an optical sensor (3), in particular intended to equip a motor vehicle, comprising a nozzle (5) for dispensing a cleaning liquid, characterised in that the cleaning liquid dispensing nozzle (5) is a drip dispensing nozzle and is configured to deposit the cleaning liquid on the optical sensor (3) in individual drops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Marcel Trebouet, Giuseppe Grasso, Grégory Kolanowski, Frédéric Bretagnol, Gilles Le-Calvez